Experience

Slovenia's best bike trail

Hidden hills trail facts

240 km long trail

7 stages connected into a circular route

7000 m of elevation gain

Designed for E-bikes

Connecting 4 regions

trail map

A warm-up circuit around Škofja Loka showcases the beauty of one of Slovenia’s oldest towns and its surroundings.

Highlights

  1. Škofja Loka
  2. Sorško polje
  3. The old town center
  4. View of the surrounding hills
  5. The Poljanska Sora and Selška Sora rivers

Route specs:

  • Distance: 20 km
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Elevation gain: 210 m
  • Elevation loss: 210 m
  • Difficulty: 1/5
  • Technique: 1/5
  • Stamina: 2/5

Road type: Asphalt and tarmac

The second stage takes you from one spectacular vista to another, revealing local cultural heritage, intact nature, and history.

Highlights

  1. Križna Gora
  2. The Church of the Holy Cross
  3. The view of Stari Vrh 
  4. Descent and refreshment by the Sora river
  5. St. Thomas’s Church, one of the most photographed destinations on Instagram
  6. The old military road
  7. Stari Vrh Ski Resort

Route data:

  • Distance: 26 km
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Elevation gain: 1127 m
  • Elevation loss: 639 m
  • Difficulty: 3/5
  • Technique: 4/5
  • Stamina: 3/5

Road type: Asphalt, tarmac, and a short part of a single trail.

Follow the picturesque path along the hills, thick spruce forest, and remote villages where time flows differently.

Highlights

  1. Descent to the ancient village Selca through mountain hamlets
  2. Ascent to Kališe and Dražgoše
  3. The forests of Jelovica
  4. The alpine village of Prtovč under Ratitovec
  5. The route on the sunny side of the Alps through Danje
  6. Soriška Planina

Route data:

  • Distance: 44 km
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Elevation gain: 1818 m
  • Elevation loss: 1410 m
  • Difficulty: 5/5
  • Technique: 4/5
  • Stamina: 5/5

Road type: Asphalt, tarmac, and a short part of a single trail.

Our guides will take you through lovely villages with rich histories to impressive vantage points, including the second-highest peak of the Škofja Loka Hills.

Highlights

  1. Descent to Sorica
  2. Petrovo Brdo and a break in a mountain hut
  3. Ascent to Podporezen with a view of the Porezen hill
  4. Cycling through Davča
  5. The Cerkno Ski Resort
  6. Ascent to Blegoš, the highest point of the trail

Route data:

  • Distance: 33 km
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Elevation gain: 1156 m
  • Elevation loss: 1120m
  • Difficulty: 4/5
  • Technique: 4/5
  • Stamina: 4/5

Road type: Asphalt, tarmac, and a short part of a single trail.

The fifth stage of the trail will let you explore the secret spots of the Žiri Basin and offer you breathtaking views of the Alps.

Highlights

  1. Kladje
  2. Ermanovec and their bell
  3. The view of the Julian Alps
  4. Sovodenj
  5. Mrzli vrh 
  6. Žiri

Route data:

  • Distance: 52 km
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Elevation gain: 1015 m
  • Elevation loss: 1914 m
  • Difficulty: 4/5
  • Technique: 4/5
  • Stamina: 5/5

Road type: Asphalt, tarmac, and a short part of a single trail.

The penultimate part of the trip is where you’ll discover the historical line of fortifications built before WWII, before riding through quaint villages to see two masters making cheese.

Highlights

  1. The Rupnik Line
  2. Javorč
  3. Gorenja vas
  4. The Pustotnik and Bogataj cheese dairies

Route data:

  • Distance: 29 km
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Elevation gain: 910 m
  • Elevation loss: 1022 m
  • Difficulty: 3/5
  • Technique: 3/5
  • Stamina: 4/5

Road type: Asphalt, tarmac, and a short part of a single trail.

The last day’s itinerary starts at the bucolic mansion Visoko that gave Slovenia one of the most important novels. From there, you’ll ride over the hills and through remote homesteads back to Škofja Loka, where you’ll visit an old bridge where the devil himself used to appear. You’ll wrap the trip up with a refreshing swim in Sora.

Highlights

  1. The Visoko Mansion
  2. Bukov Vrh, and the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows
  3. Črni Vrh
  4. Sveti Ožbolt
  5. The Sopotnica settlement
  6. Škofja Loka
  7. The Devil’s Bridge
  8. The Škofja Loka Outdoor Pool

Route data:

  • Distance: 30 km
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Elevation gain: 790 m
  • Elevation loss: 830 m
  • Difficulty: 3/5
  • Technique: 3/5
  • Stamina:3/5

Road type: Asphalt, tarmac, and a short part of a single trail.

How to start

DECISION

Let's ride!

FIRST STEP

Route selection

LAST STEP

Service selection

Self-guided trips

Basic plan

Take your bike, your mobile phone, and hit the Trail.
Self-guided

Basic plan + mobility

Make your trip carefree by including all transfers.
Self-guided

All-Inclusive

Challenge yourself, be inspired by nature, and experience the full potential of the Škofja Loka region.
Self-guided

guided trips

One-day tour

Ride the best stage of the Hidden Hills Trail
Guided

HHt in 3 days

Experience all the highlights of the best Slovenian long-distance biking trail.
Guided

The HHT Week

A whole week of intense biking on the best trails that Slovenia has to offer.
Guided

Upcoming Events and news

NEWS

Hidden Hills Bike Trail Opening

Opening date: April 15, 2021

The Hidden Hills Trail is under maintenance at the moment but will open soon. The opening is planned for April 15, 2021.

EVENTS

First Promo Group Ride - Stage 2

Date: June 13, 2021

The first event of 2021 is planned to take place in June. The first ride on the Hidden Hills Trail in the good company of our guides is FREE.

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